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Fluorescent Fashionista

Tom Kuntzleman's picture
Sat, 10/19/2013 - 09:21 -- Tom Kuntzleman

Halloween is a great time of year to do experiments with fluorescence. In the video below, we experiment with some fluorescent yarn.

For more simple experiments that you can do with fluorescence, see the following articles on the Journal of Chemical Education’s website.

  1. MacCormac, A.; O’Brien, E.; O’Kennedy, R. J. Chem. Educ., 2010, 87, 685–686.
  2. Weinberg, R. B. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 800A–800B.
  3. Muyskens, M. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 768A–768B.
  4. Muyskens, M. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 765–768.
  5. O'Hara, P.; Engelson, C.; St. Peter, J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 48A–48B.
  6. O'Hara, P.; Engelson, C.; St. Peter, W. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 49–52.

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Deanna Cullen's picture
Submitted by Deanna Cullen on

I will be at Walmart after school today! I can't wait!  I will have my ChemClub make bracelets!  Perfect activity for them.